9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, US
(480) 850-7777
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About Talking Stick Resort & Casino

Just east of Phoenix-Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort is owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. It among Arizona's largest golf and casino resorts with nearly 500 guest rooms in a 15-story hotel tower, six restaurants, entertainment and pools. Located off the Highway 101 loop, it is conveniently located near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and many of the area's best golf courses. In addition to nightlife and live casino action at the resort, A Topgolf was recently added to the property as well. The main outdoor pool is large and has live music and DJs during a summer series and cabanas for rent, while there are two smaller pools. Additional amenities include a spa, fitness center and a complimentary shuttle that can transport guests to area attractions. The golf club is located next door and feature 36 holes designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the Piipash and O'odham. Both golf courses are void of residential development and feature forgiving fairways and greens on native terrain.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres350
Year Opened1999
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
CasinoYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No
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Golf courses at Talking Stick Resort & Casino

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Reviews 66
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!

The course was in great shape. While the greens showed evidence of wear and tear due to players' refusal to repair ball marks, the putting was still pretty true.

A "HOT DEAL" with an additional 15% discount made the course doable. At it's normal price, I don't play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fabulous

I am from Chicago and always heard great things about this course. Now I know why. The fairways are wide and forgiving. The greens are well maintained. The course layout is great. The pace was fast. I loved the course and am sure that you will too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff?

Staff seemed a bit clueless. No scorecards in cart and had to go back. Got to first tee and two guys said they were joking our threesome. A five-some?

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Finally got a reasonable price through golf now. Course was in great shape, bunkers dry, fairways green. Putting was true. Got stuck behind a slow 2-some. Only thing preventing top grades across the board. New rules in place due to virus but was no big deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nondescript

In good shape and the staff were great. No housing around the course whicj is nice and pace was just under 4hrs so great . But it was fairly flat with no memorable holes. Worth playing for the right price

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Nice course but not worth the $.

Not sure how they can charge 150$ plus for this course. In good shape, but nothing special. My suggestion is to go play the Whirlwind courses instead. About the same price or less...and WAY Better.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great

The course is well maintained the stall all very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

The North course (O'odham) are the widest fairways I've ever seen, big greens. Not a very aethetic course by itself, but the moutains surrounding it are nice. Go for the South Course (Piipaash) instead, it's a funner course, prettier, and a bit more challenging, though not hard. Both courses are in good shape. Good tee boxes, fairways, and greens.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Coore and Crenshaw Design!

Very friendly staff and people invite you into the western-themed clubhouse that was well-stocked and priced decently. The range and putting green is big with everything you need right there. Staff was coordinating tee times all the while and our round started precisely on time. The course was wide open off the manicured tee boxes and the fairways were in phenomenal shape. The greens had a few ball marks, but overall were very nice and rolling firm. The staff was available after our round and remained friendly and welcomed us back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Confidence Builder

North Course is what this is called now.

The course was in great condition from tee boxes, fairway, greens, sand traps and even to the rough. Looked great and played very well. Maintenance team doing great work.
The north course is a course to build confidence on or great for beginners. It’s like playing on an airport runway. Huge fairways and all flat. The geeens too are flat and large with very large relief areas around most of them which means you don’t get punished for missing the green. . There are a few holes where the green is prohibitively placed next to an out of bounds area. I’m thinking holes two, three and twelve where the fence which is barbed wire sits no further than a drivers length away from the fringe. This made it had for those who draw to stay close to the pin if not out of potential penalty trouble. However fifteen other holes are approachable if not welcoming into the greens. It was a fun track because I played well. I played well because it’s an easy track to be aggressive on or to just play your game. So go out there and land some on the tarmac!
10 handicap. Shot 77 despite three putting for bogey on the last three holes as I got aggressive putting trying to post my lowest score ever. Note to self, “stay within yourself”

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful day at Talking Stick

Everything was excellent. Plenty of room to practice, people are really nice and the course in an excellent condition. One thing that I was surprised there are no GPS on the cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very average

Compared to other courses not worth what they charged.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

An afternoon at Talking Sticks

My wife and I enjoyed a excellent afternoon when paired with a Dad and his daughter. The generous fairways allows newer golfers to gain confidence. We look forward to our next round at this facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This is a forgiving course that still challenges above average golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

customer service and wind shields

the service (outside) seems to have taken a turn for the worst. before, they were there to help unload and reload your clubs from and to your vehicle. Not so yesterday. Also, for the price to play this course I expect the GPS and above all wind shields on the carts. If Talking Stick want to charge rate at a top tier course, they need to step up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice place

We could never afford to play at their regular rates but with GolfNow freebies we finally got to play here. The course is in great shape and is fun to play. We got off a few mins early and played in under 4 hrs! Unheard of this time of yr. in Phoenix. All in all a good experience. Hope I get a chance to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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